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Bury's Huntley Mount Engineering accused over apprentice death

Cameron Minshull Image copyright GMP
Image caption Cameron Minshull, 16, was taken to hospital but died a short time later

A company director and a supervisor have been summonsed to court after a boy who became trapped in a lathe at a Greater Manchester factory died.

Apprentice Cameron Minshull, 16, died after the incident at a factory in Huntley Mount Road in Bury in 2013.

Director Zaffar Hussain, 59, and supervisor Akbar Hussain, 35, both from Bury, are due before Bury Magistrates' Court on 4 November.

The pair have both been summonsed for manslaughter by gross negligence.

Their firm Huntley Mount Engineering Ltd has also been summonsed to court for corporate manslaughter and for failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees.

Head injury

Cameron, who was also from Bury, in Greater Manchester, had been employed at the company from 3 December 2012.

On 8 January, he suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital for treatment where he died.

Lime People Training Solutions Ltd, which places apprentices with employers, has been summonsed for failing to ensure the health and safety of a person other than an employee.

A joint Greater Manchester Police and Health and Safety Executive investigation is under way.

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